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Konoba Badanj

A cool stone-walled interior with solid wooden beams, views of the river and interesting art make this an atmospheric eating option. The fish soup comes with big chunks of fish and delicious scone-like homemade brea…
Montenegrin in Virpazar


Restaurants don't come much more swashbuckling than this replica of a 19th-century boat gifted to King Nikola by the Turks, permanently docked by Virpazar's main square. Traditional Montenegrin grilled meat and lake…
Market in Virpazar


Every Friday during late spring and summer, you can buy locally-produced honey, rakija, olive oil, wine and handicrafts in a little market in the main square.
Village in Virpazar


This charismatic little village four kilometres to Virpazar's southeast is a serene spot to stop and sample some local wines. Have a wander around the cluster of stone houses; someone will undoubtedly call you over …
Fortress in Virpazar

Besac Fortress

Looking out over Virpazar, this recently reconstructed fortress was built by the Turks in 1478, and was the scene of many a bloody battle; it was also used as a prison by the occupying Italians in WWII. These days, …
Memorial in Virpazar

July 13 Uprising Memorial

On July 13 1941, men from Virpazar and nearby villages attacked the occupying Italian garrison and liberated the town; the uprising was among the first against the Axis powers in Montenegro. This striking bronze scu…
Food & Drink in Virpazar

Festival of Wine & Bleak

That’s ‘bleak’ as in a type of fish, not Russian theatre. It’s a chance to stuff yourself while tapping your toes to traditional music.